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Re: [dm-devel] linux-next - WARNING: at fs/block_dev.c:824 bd_link_disk_holder+0x92/0x1ac()



On Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 07:18:58AM +1100, NeilBrown wrote:
> 
> open(O_EXCL) will fail on a block device if it is being used by anything else
> - a filesystem or a dm target or an md array or ....
> 
> So if the *only* thing you want is "is this currently an active part of
> something else", then O_EXCL works since 2.6.0 (I think).

Unfortunately, that won't distinguish between a currently active file
system, and a device which is being used by a dm target, which is what
we want to do.

						- Ted


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